The irony of that statement is not lost on me. I’ve been so busy training my brain to focus on my book first thing in the morning, that I haven’t had a chance to work on a blog post lately. I wake up at Oh-too-early in the morning, stumble into the kitchen, make the coffee, and then write.
When I started the Author Academy Mystery Series Masterclass any writing would do the trick: blog posts, character creation, watching the next video of the course. But, now, when I’m so close to starting my first draft, my book is the only writing I want to do during my writing office hours.
Even as I write this post, I feel like my characters are yelling for my attention. I guess that’s a good thing, though. I’ve created characters I look forward to spending time with and getting to know them better as I continue to write. Hopefully, my future readers will feel the same way when they read my books.
As I’ve stated in my social media posts, I’m working on my outline, and I’m loving every second of it. Sometimes it triggers small changes in my story; sometimes it results in future book ideas for this series. (Which happened this morning!) It is so exciting and fun to see the pieces falling together.
I’m also working hard at staying focused on this single project. As a crafter (see “I make things out of string”), I frequently have multiple projects going at the same time. But, with my writing, as I start down this career path, I find that I do better focusing on a single project.
Maybe as I move forward as an author, I’ll be able to focus on more than one book project. But, for now, one project at a time is what works best for me.
Have an amazing day!
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